By Kehinde Ajose
Project Fame Season 6, 3rd runner up Niniola Apata who has a petite frame recently opened up to Showtime on the secret of her still making waves after featuring in that reality TV show, Project Fame West Africa. “My relevance after Project Fame is attributed to the grace of the Almighty God, support from my family,friends, hardwork and my management team,” she revealed.
Givining reason her music is Afrocentric, the Ibadi sensation said , Afrocentrism is prominent in her music because she is an African. “It’s deliberate, Afrocentrism is prominent in my music. You can hear it in songs like Ibadi, Gbowode and the just released Akara Oyibo.I am proud to be a Yoruba girl from Ekiti state.
I have always been fascinated by the rich African culture, our stories, songs and diverse ethnicity and accents.In essence, I showcase my culture through my music. On singing like Angelique Kidjo, Apata said, “I am very proud of the great songstress Angelique Kidjo from Benin republic, who just won a Grammy award not just for herself, but for Africa.She is one of my musical influences.She sings in Benin Yoruba, it sounds twisted but easy on the ears.”